Our Architecture Story

Hendri Frankenfeld Architects adheres to a design philosophy which expresses in its architecture an appropriate response to site, context, and a dedication to creating modern, contemporary, and beautifully simplistic homes.

The practice embraces a holistic approach and is mindful of incorporating the appropriate sustainable technologies and material specifications, even designing bespoke systems where necessary. The result is architecture that is timeless, well proportioned, and perfectly in keeping with the lifestyle and preferences of the client.




Who is HFA?

HFA was initiated in 1991 in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape and ever since inception it has adapted and grown with the times and evolved along with aesthetic styles and technologies.

Trust & Commitment


At HFA clients become friends. They believe in seeing a project through. For those whose homes have long since been completed, they are still the first port of call whenever anything needs to be done from maintenance advice to new additions and everything in between. HFA is with you for the long haul.


Hendri Frankenfeld

The Heart of the Team

While HFA the brand is professional in every sense, it is the human touch Hendri offers his clients that sets him apart.

Instead of false bravado, clients can see a serious man with a good sense of humour. He has a calm and tangible willingness to go above and beyond not because it’s good for business, but because it’s who he is.

Logical & Resilient

Experience is Key

HFA combine a unique mix of inspiration with common sense. They understand that things don’t always go according to plan and can draw on years of experience to navigate the various hurdles that come part and parcel with construction.

Having access to a wealth of knowledge does not mean showing off the latest trends at every opportunity. HFA understands that the best solution is the solution that suits the client best.